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Masculinity Between Game and War / by Polina Solotowizki, Bogdan Kapon and Ivan Borisov / Stage Director: Polina Solotowizki / A project by the Swiss collective OSTsisters

World premiere Heidelberger Stückemarkt
World premiere Heidelberger Stückemarkt
Zwinger 3
in English, German, Russian and Ukrainian with German supertitles

Two young actors, one from the Ukraine and one from Russia, have left their home under different circumstances. Now they appear on stage together. But in the background, the war always remains present. It influences the audience’s point of view and the performers’ attitudes who are confronted with questions about heroism, masculinity and patriotism. In their personal stories, performance turns into (existential) strategy of life, enabling them to show vulnerabilities, question their own identity and find a way to interact on stage.

Content notes

Stage Director
Polina Solotowizki
Dustin Kenel
Dramaturgic Consultant
Bene Greiner
Technical Support
Malte Homfeldt
Lola Arias
Ivan Borisov, Bogdan Kapon
This production was created as part of the Master programme Expanded Theater of Hochschule der Künste Bern
With support from Stiftung Dialog zwischen Kirchen, Religionen und Kulturen (Foundation for Dialogue between Churches, Religions and Cultures) and the Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia